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I miss the Olive Oyl warble in her voice, and those hysterical expressions that despite their goofiness seemed to indicate a superior knowledge of the human condition. Michael Curtiz directs this film with his customary economy, but moments like these make one think of Vincente Minnelli. The horse-drawn streetcar, the quiet country lane that once was Madison Avenue in New York City, and the stereopticon pictures. Miss Pitts comes to town with a young Elizabeth Taylor. Monte Blue, from silent film days, gets a brief role as the cop. Discussion of old movies and the culture that made them. If only they knew how it upset your father. Day where he is going , "I'm going to be baptized , dammit! Powell takes his troubles directly to God when Irene Dunne becomes ill. Posted by. One of the sweetest moments in the film is a scene of domestic bliss between Mr.

Johnny Calkins is next in line, and little Derek Scott plays the youngest. It is almost something of a shock to see her act like a regular person, and not that lovable but almost tragically obtuse comic character she created so many years before in Mack Sennett shorts.

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Perhaps they are not so well known characters these days, but there was a time when at least a couple of generations of readers claimed familiarity with them. I miss the Olive Oyl warble in her voice, and those hysterical expressions that despite their goofiness seemed to indicate a superior knowledge of the human condition.

Michael Curtiz directs this film with his customary economy, but moments like these make one think of Vincente Minnelli. If only they knew how it upset your father.

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He insists, with what we might consider a quite modern outlook, that he will be a Christian in his own way. Though she has taken great pains to accommodate the master of the house in all things from scaring away nervous Irish servants, to banishing her new rubber plant, to maintaining accurate household accounts mostly , she is unrelenting about the horror of his not being baptized and insists he get the ceremony done immediately. These two, at the sunset of their film careers, are charming in their roles. Perhaps they are not so well known characters these days, but there was a time when at least a couple of generations of readers claimed familiarity with them. They make several false starts and struggle badly through the piece. We knew Dunne could sing, but Powell is charming. Monte Blue, from silent film days, gets a brief role as the cop. Oh, GAD! She gets well. Reception[ edit ] Leading film critics in gave Life with Father very high marks, especially with regard to the quality of Warner Bros.

Posted by. The horse-drawn streetcar, the quiet country lane that once was Madison Avenue in New York City, and the stereopticon pictures.

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Even his voice, always so distinctive, has taken on a new quality, so completely has Mr. With a handful of films already under her belt, Elizabeth plays her ingenue role with confidence. Day in a performance that deservedly earned him an Oscar nomination. Reception[ edit ] Leading film critics in gave Life with Father very high marks, especially with regard to the quality of Warner Bros. Eventually, Mr. He insists, with what we might consider a quite modern outlook, that he will be a Christian in his own way. It is with only a little tongue in cheek that I wish those who celebrate Easter a pleasant holiday by discussing a movie about a man who refuses to get baptized. Zasu Pitts, like Mr. Elizabeth Taylor, as the vis-a-vis for Clarence Day, Jr. Edmund Gwenn, as the minister, and ZaSu Pitts, a constantly visiting relative, head the supporting players who contribute stellar performances. Martin Milner reportedly mused that of all the cast, he was the only natural redhead of the bunch. And could be a better visual feast if only the film was restored, but it is now in public domain and has become an orphan. Have a look at this post where we discussed popular novels turned into films. Day where he is going , "I'm going to be baptized , dammit! It is almost something of a shock to see her act like a regular person, and not that lovable but almost tragically obtuse comic character she created so many years before in Mack Sennett shorts.
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